Accio, Cormoran Strike!



When she's not busy writing the "Fantastic Beasts" scripts, or more "Harry Potter" stories, J.K. Rowling switches gears into crime writer Robert Galbraith. Under that name, she's been writing the fantastic Cormoran Strike detective novels. The ongoing series includes "The Cuckoo's Calling", "The Silkworm" and "Career of Evil," so far, with "Lethal White" still ahead.



The novels were adapted into a British crime drama miniseries, called "Strike" in the U.K., and "C.B. Strike" over here.



Cinemax picked up the series, and just revealed "C.B. Strike" will premiere Friday, June 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and keep airing Fridays in that timeslot.



The series starts with three one-hour episodes based on the first book in the trilogy, "The Cuckoo's Calling." That will be followed by adaptations of the remaining two books, "The Silkworm" and "Career of Evil," both of which will consist of two one-hour episodes.



Tom Burke ("Only God Forgives") stars as Cormoran Strike, with Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") as his assistant Robin Ellacott. The story follows Strike, "a war veteran turned private detective, operating out of a tiny office in London's Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike's unique insight and his background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving three complex cases that have baffled the police."



Check out the trailer:




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